Mr Luke Harman
MA (St And), MSc (London)
Catherine Goodman (LSHTM)
Luke's first degree was a MA in International Relations (First) with two years of Economics at the University of St Andrews. After graduating, Luke worked for two years with an African development charity. This experience encouraged Luke to train in policy research and analysis and so he then studied for an MSc in Development Economics at SOAS (Distinction). After an internship with the UN's International Labour Organisation, Luke commenced his current PhD in October 2011. His main research interests are food security, rural livelihoods and poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa.
Through his PhD, Luke aims to draw out policy-relevant lessons regarding the contributions and challenges of implementing subsidy programmes in agriculture and health in low-income countries. This will be achieved by drawing on literature from both sectors and analysing two case studies - the Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Programme and the Tanzanian National Voucher Scheme. His methods draw from both the health and agricultural economics literature.